Amendment to order of matches

OFC advises that the order of matches for the Stage 1 Qualifiers concluding on Saturday 26 November has been amended to the following:

15h00 Tonga vs. Cook Islands
17h30 Samoa vs. American Samoa

Previously the Samoa vs American Samoa match had been scheduled to take place first. But since only one of Samoa or American Samoa is able to progress beyond this tournament to the second stage of OFC's qualifying pathway, the OFC Nations Cup 2012, a proposal to change the order was made by OFC to FIFA in accordance with article 19 of the Regulations of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢.

With the amount of interest garnered throughout the week, and in recognition of the efforts by Football Federation Samoa in organising the event, it seems the natural progression for the final day of Stage 1 to conclude with this winner-takes-all match. Both games will be played at J.S. Blatter Stadium in Apia, Samoa, on Saturday 26 November.

Updated On Saturday, November 26, 2011